Human Resources

Employment Opportunities

Employment at Hillsdale College brings with it excellent working conditions, an outstanding benefits package and participation in a high educational mission.

Faculty Positions

Hillsdale College Politics Faculty Position

The Department of Politics & The Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College invite application for a tenure-track faculty position (rank open), beginning August, 2015. Teaching responsibilities will primarily be in Political Philosophy (specialization open), so candidates should have a strong backround in that area. Additional teaching specialties are welcome, including American Thought/Politics and International Relations (or comparative politics or American Foreign Policy). Applicants should be aware that their teaching responsibilities will range from an introductory core course for freshmen and sophomores to gradaute level classes. Since the Department services a graduate program, candidates will also need to have a record of scholarly publication.

Hillsdale College is a small (1400 students) independent college of liberal arts, dedicated to excellence in teaching & advising students. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College's mission statement. The College considers itself a trustee of man’s intellectual and spiritual inheritance from the Judeo-Christian faith and Greco-Roman philosophy, a heritage finding its clearest expression in the American experiment of self-government under law.

Complete applications will include: (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts, (d) three up-to-date letters of recommendation, (e) a statement of teaching & research interests & (f) samples of writings/publications. Within the statement of teaching & research interests there should be detailed response to the College’s Mission Statement that includes a discussion of the candidate’s ability to teach in the light of its commitments. For a copy of the Mission Statement, and further information on the graduate program, visit

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send all application materials by e-mail or land mail to Dr. Mickey Craig, Chairman, Department of Politics, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI 49242. E-mail submissions may be addressed to Salary Competitive. PhD required. EOE.

Biochemistry Position at Hillsdale College

The Chemistry Department at Hillsdale College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in biochemistry. The position starts August 2015 and requires passionate commitment to teaching and research at the undergraduate level. Hillsdale is a thriving, collegial, ACS-approved department with outstanding students and facilities. Each year we graduate 15-25 majors in chemistry and biochemistry. We seek an enthusiastic colleague to join in teaching expanding courses in biochemistry and related areas. The ideal applicant will also have strengths and experience in analytical or physical chemistry so as to be able to teach a foundational course in one of those branches of chemistry in addition to all levels of undergraduate biochemistry. The new faculty member is also likely to share in teaching either general chemistry or the liberal arts core chemistry course. Research area is open but must be suitable for undergraduate participation. Ph.D. required. Applications must be received by Dec. 1, 2014 and include cover letter, response to college Mission Statement (see below), CV, teaching experience and philosophy, research proposal, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Submissions may be electronic (PDF) to or by mail to Dr. Mark Nussbaum, Chemistry Dept. Chair, Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, MI 49242 (USA). For additional information see the chemistry web page at or contact Dr. Nussbaum at (517) 607-2612 or via e-mail.

Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, is a selective, independent, four-year liberal arts college of 1,400 students. Hillsdale has traditionally upheld two concepts: academic excellence and institutional independence. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the college’s Mission Statement ( and include in their letter a response to the mission, addressing their interest and ability to teach in light of its commitments. EOE

Staff Positions

Informational Technology Services  - Programmer Analyst

The Information Technology Services Department at Hillsdale College is seeking an individual for the position of Programmer Analyst.

Responsibilities of this position include integrating web, Microsoft applications, and enterprise solutions by developing applications using a combination of the following programming languages; ASP.NET, VB.Net, C#, VB Script, TSQL, and JavaScript in a professional environment.  Experience with Microsoft SQL Server databases, reporting services (or Crystal Reports), integration services and analysis services.  Working knowledge of Ellucian Colleague and or Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge in a higher education environment is a plus. 

 Characteristics:  Problem solving, organization, work with minimal supervision, teamwork, adapt and support change.

A Bachelor's degree and two to four years related experience and/or training is needed or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Microsoft Certified Developer credentials a plus; will work toward certification.

Please respond with resume, cover letter and three references to, or mail to Hillsdale College, Hiring Coordinator, 33 E. College Street, Hillsdale, MI 49242.

Part Time Jobs (no benefits)


At the Academy - The shift will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. only on days the Academy is open. The custodian will perform all types of cleaning throughout the building and set up and tear down for lunch each day.


Shifts from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday with a half-hour lunch each week. The custodian will perform all types of cleaning in various buildings throughout campus and will assist with laundry as needed.

Dow Center Hotel Guest Services Team Member

Responsibilities include housekeeping in guest rooms, meeting rooms, public areas, and restrooms as well as conference room set-ups, laundry, and front desk operations.

Must provide excellent customer service and perform job duties with attention to detail, speed, and accuracy and be a self-motivator who is able to follow directions thoroughly. Individual must be able to work flexible start/stop times, including weekends, based on occupancy and customer needs.

Dow Center Hotel Weekend Night Auditor

Hours for this night position are Saturday and Sunday 11:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. Primary duties are to analyze and process the daily work of the hotel and conference center while handling front desk operations. Basic office skills, an understanding of general math, experience using a computer along with bookkeeping/accounting a must.

This person must provide excellent customer service, be able to multi-task, perform job duties with attention to detail, speed and accuracy and be a self-motivator who is able to follow directions thoroughly. The person also must be a team player and able to help in other guest services and housekeeping areas as needed. Individual must be able to work flexible start/stop times, including weekends, based on occupancy and customer needs.

Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to or mail to Hillsdale College, 33 E. College Street, Hillsdale Michigan 49242 and indicate which position you are interested in.

Hillsdale College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).